Department of Applied Physics

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The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research activities in the field of physical sciences with important industrial applications and technological potential. Much of the research is focused on condensed matter and materials physics, on quantum physics and nano-optics, and on advanced energy sciences.

Condensed matter physics focuses on the exploration of the physical laws that control the behaviour of condensed phases, from simple solids and liquids, to more exotic phases seen in superconductors and topological materials. It is the most active in modern physics and its multidisciplinary character means it touches on key aspects of, for example, chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology and biophysics. As such, it lies at the heart of nearly all technology developments, while offering deep insight into many fundamental questions in physics. The department hosts a variety of experimental and theoretical groups in the area, with strong research efforts moving from detailed quantum descriptions, through atomistic and statistical approaches, to device and material characterization.

Advanced energy solutions form a wide and multi-disciplinary research area extending from atomic-scale materials science to global-scale energy networks and human behavior. The future of (electrical) power production is one of today's greatest societal challenges. The energy research at the department proceeds along two main directions: future nuclear power production, with focus on fusion plasma physics, reactor physics and radiation-matter interactions, and renewable energy technologies with focus on solar cells, fuel cells and innovative energy systems.

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    No photo of Markus Aapro

    Markus Aapro

    Person: Doctoral students, Doctoral studies

    Photo of Ramzy Abdelaziz

    Ramzy Abdelaziz

    Person: Other teaching and research staff



    CO2ELEC: The role of electrification on cutting CO2-emissions

    Lund, P.


    Project: Other external funding: Municipalities

    Empowering Advances in Carbon Nanotube Synthesis by Machine Learning

    Kauppinen, E.


    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Research Output

    A category theoretical interpretation of discretization in Galerkin finite element method

    Lahtinen, V. & Stenvall, A., 1 Jan 2020, In : MATHEMATISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Accurate Absolute and Relative Core-Level Binding Energies from GW

    Golze, D., Keller, L. & Rinke, P., 5 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 11, 5, p. 1840-1847 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • A Cocktail of Multiple Cations in Inorganic Halide Perovskite toward Efficient and Highly Stable Blue Light-Emitting Diodes

    Yuan, F., Ran, C., Zhang, L., Dong, H., Jiao, B., Hou, X., Li, J. & Wu, Z., 10 Apr 2020, In : ACS Energy Letters. 5, 4, p. 1062-1069 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    2015 EspooAmbassador

    Filip Tuomisto (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    2016 Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques

    Filip Tuomisto (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career



    Peter Lund (Advisor)
    1 May 20201 Jun 2021

    Activity: Consultancy typesAcademic advising

    Systemic issues with the energy transition towards carbon neutrality

    Peter Lund (Keynote speaker)
    13 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Preeti Pandey

    Manu Kumar (Host)
    24 Feb 202014 Mar 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor